Jane Eisner


Taking Extreme Steps To Banish Hametz Misses Point of Pesach

By Jane Eisner

Taking Extreme Steps To Banish Hametz Misses Point of Pesach
Some Jews go to extremes to banish real and virtual hametz during Passover. Jane Eisner suggests focusing instead on the simplicity of this extraordinary holiday of freedom.Read More


Memo to New York Times: Women Are Jews, Too

By Jane Eisner

Protesters call for the release of Jonathan Pollard / Getty Images Read More


Janet Heiser, Gone Far Too Soon

By Jane Eisner

Janet Heiser, Gone Far Too Soon
The Forward was lucky to have Janet Heiser, who solved problems, stood by her principles, and added a splash of humor when needed. We all mourn her loss, writes Jane Eisner.Read More


Why We Use the 'U-Word' to Describe Very Observant Orthodox

By Jane Eisner

Why We Use the 'U-Word' to Describe Very Observant Orthodox
Over the years, there have been complaints about the Forward’s use of the term ‘ultra-Orthodox.’ Jane Eisner explains why we haven’t switched to some other term.Read More






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